The EYFS suggests that children will begin to explore colour between the ages of 22 and 36 months, and that between 30 and 50 months they will begin to explore how colours can be changed.
The Holly Bank Poppies and Bluebells have been exploring colour during outdoor play this month.
The Children began by naming the different primary colours that they would be using, which were red, green and blue. Then the Poppies took some food colouring in different colours and used a big stick which they found in the garden to mix them in some water, whilst the Bluebells used a scoop and different colours of powder paint for their experiments. By mixing the colours the children were able to see that they could change colours and make new ones.
By revisiting activities such as colour mixing throughout their time in nursery, children are able to consolidate what they have learned.